This Week on TV – 7/25/10-7/31/10

Welcome to a new week of TV! It’s a great week for TV! Season premieres and finales throughout the week, like Mad Men on Sunday and Project Runway on Thursday, plus several series premieres, as well. Check it out! Don’t forget to comment or Tweet @tvismypacifier to let us know what YOU are planning to watch this week! Jump with me to view this week’s schedule.

Sunday

Sunday is the season premiere of 2 shows. First up, it’s the premiere of Mad Men on AMC at 10/9c.

Also at 10/9c, it’s the 1-hour season premiere of My Boys on TBS.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Premiere*Mad Men (#401) – AMC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*My Boys (#401/402) – TBS @ 10/9c (1-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *New*Army Wives (#414) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Big Brother (#1208) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Drop Dead Diva (#207) – Lifetime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Entourage (#82/704) – HBO @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*HGTV Design Star – HGTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Holly’s World (#106) – E! @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Hung (#14/204) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ice Road Truckers (#407) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami (#206) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Leverage (#308) – TNT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch (#103-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Russell Simmons Presents (#104) – Comedy Central @ 11/10c
  • *New*Scoundrels (#105) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Sons of Tucson (#SOT-109) – FOX @ 7/6c
  • *New*Strange Sex (#103-30/104-30) – TLC @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The Gates (#105) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Glades (#04) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Next Food Network Star – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real L Word (#106) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*The T.O. Show (#203-30) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*Top Shot (#107) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*True Blood (#30/306) – HBO @ 9/8c


Monday

Monday is a new episode of Kid In a Candy Store on Food Network at 8/7c, followed by the season finale at 8:30/7:30c. It’s also the season finale of Neighbors From Hell on TBS at 10:30/9:30c, and the season finale of You’re Cut Off! on VH1 at 9/8c.

Tonight is also the season premiere of Top Gear on BBC America at 9/8c.

Finally, tonight is the 2-hour ‘Men Tell All’ special for The Bachelorette on ABC at 8/7c.

Denis Leary (Rescue Me) is one of the guests on Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS at 11:35/10:35c.

Adam Shankman (So You Think You Can Dance) is one of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.

Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl) is one of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.

Steve Carell (The Office) is one of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Kid In a Candy Store (#KR0105/KR0106) – Food Network @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Neighbors From Hell (#110) – TBS @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Finale*You’re Cut Off! (#108-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Top Gear – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *Special*The Bachelorette (#6S1-120) – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour ‘The Men Tell All’ Special)
  • *New*American Pickers – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Anthony Bourdain (#617-60) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Cake Boss (#312) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Dance Your Ass Off (#208) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Fabulous Cakes (#102) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Huge (#105) – ABC Family @ 9/8c
  • *New*Intervention (#123) – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Last American Cowboy (#107) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *New*Last Comic Standing (#711-60) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Lie to Me (#LTM-216) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Obsessed (#14) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Rizzoli & Isles (#102) – TNT @ 10/9c
  • *New*Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory (#303-30) – MTV @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Samantha Brown’s Asia (#103-60) – Travel Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Best Thing I Ever Ate – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Closer (#603) – TNT @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Good Guys (#GGY-108) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Hard Times of RJ Berger (#108-30) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Real Housewives of New Jersey (#212) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Secret Life of the American Teenager (#308) – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Ultimate Car Build Off (#106) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Warren The Ape (#107-30) – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live (#230) – Bravo @ 11/10c


Tuesday

Tuesday is the season finale of 3 shows. First up is the finale of Deadliest Catch on the Discovery Channel at 9/8c. Then it’s the finale of Deadliest Warrior on Spike TV at 10/9c. Finally, it’s a new episode of The Little Couple on TLC at 10/9c, followed by the season finale at 10:30/9:30c.

Tonight is the series premiere of Breathrough with Tony Robbins on NBC at 8/7c. The show is an inspirational, hour-long series starring Robbins and his team of experts who will help participants and their families overcome complex challenges and personal obstacles, and turn their lives around. Millions of people dream of making changes that will be for the better; Robbins will help to make this dream a reality for six people and their families around the country. In his first network television series, Robbins, who has dedicated himself to giving through both his work and philanthropic endeavors, will inspire people to find the tools to change their own lives, and also to reach out and help others as well. Guiding the participants through a series of tough challenges that will bring them to the precipice of change, Robbins will help empower each of them to reach their personal goals.

Tonight is also the series premiere of Growing Up Twisted on A&E at 10/9c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 10:30/9:30c. What happens when Dee Snider, the legendary front man of heavy metal group “Twisted Sister,” is the “quiet one” in the family? The show follows the outrageous and oddball daily pursuits of the Sniders, who think their zany world is just real life, perfectly normal… only it’s not. It explores suburban life in Long Island through the eyes of an off-beat but tight-knit family of six who are fiercely independent, strong willed and unafraid to speak their minds. There is Dee, a loving husband, father and newly minted grandfather who is the legendary front man of heavy metal group “Twisted Sister,” the host of the “House of Hair” radio show and the national spokesperson for the March of Dimes Bikers for Babies; his hot and feisty wife Suzette, a clothing designer and makeup artist and the glue that holds the family together, and their children: Jesse, 27, an aspiring rock musician, husband and new father; Shane, 22, the resident comic; Cody, 20, a budding filmmaker; and Cheyenne, 13, daddy’s little girl, who is making the tough transition to teenager.

Tonight is also the series premiere of Masterchef on FOX at 9/8c. Famed chef Gordon Ramsay conducted a nationwide search for the best home cooks in America, and through a series of exciting elimination rounds, will turn one of them into a culinary master. Joining Ramsay on the judging panel are restaurateur and wine maker Joe Bastianich, owner of some of the most-celebrated Italian restaurants across the country; and Graham Elliot, the youngest four-star chef in the U.S. and mastermind behind Chicago’s first “bistronomic” restaurant.

Finally, tonight is the season premiere of The Colony on Discovery Channel at 10/9c.

Piers Morgan (America’s Got Talent) is one of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.

Christina Applegate (Samantha Who? is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.

Morgan Freeman (Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman is one of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Deadliest Catch (#616) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Deadliest Warrior (#213) – Spike TV @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*The Little Couple (#308/309) – TLC @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Epsiodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Series Premiere*Breathrough with Tony Robbins (#101) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *Series Premiere*Growing Up Twisted (#00/100 & 01/101) – A&E @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Masterchef (#MCH-101) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*The Colony (#201) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*America’s Got Talent (#517-120) – NBC @ 9/8c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Covert Affairs (#103) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*Cupcake Wars (#WS0107) – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Gene Simmons Family Jewels (#106/512 & 101/507) – A&E @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*HawthoRNe (#206) – TNT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hell’s Kitchen (#HK-713) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*If You really Knew Me (#102-60) – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (#607) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Louie (#106) – FX @ 11/10c
  • *New*Make It or Break It (#205) – ABC Family @ 9/8c
  • *New*Memphis Beat (#106) – TNT @ 10/9c
  • *New*Pretty Little Liars (#108) – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*Rescue Me (#604) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Teen Mom (#202-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Unnatural History (#107) – Cartoon Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Warehouse 13 (#204) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*White Collar (#203) – USA @ 9/8c


Wednesday

Wednesday is the season finale of 3 shows. First up is the finale of Dad Camp at 9/8c, followed by the finale of Bridal Bootcamp at 10/9c, both on VH1. It’s also the finale of Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman on the Science Channel at 10/9c.

Tonight is the series premiere of Plain Jane on the CW at 9/8c. The series is hosted by British fashion expert Louise Roe, who also starred in “Fashion Police: The 2009 Grammy Awards.” In each episode, Roe will use her expertise to transform one woman from the inside out to reveal a brand new woman. Each of the six episodes will feature a new “Jane” searching for the change of a lifetime. The “Jane” of the week will receive a head-to-toe style transformation, including a new wardrobe and confidence-building exercises. The show goes beyond outward appearances to give each woman the chance to make her romantic dreams come true as well. Once the transformation is complete, the formerly plain “Jane” will surprise her unsuspecting crush with her new look and reveal her true feelings to him. A love connection is – or isn’t – made.

Ron Livingston (Defying Gravity, Standoff) is one of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Bridal Bootcamp (#108-30) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Dad Camp (#109-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman (#108) – Science Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Plain Jane (#101) – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*24 Hour Restaurant Battle (#103) – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*America’s Got Talent (#518-60) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Bert the Conqueror (#107-30) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Big Brother (#1209) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Chasing Mummies (#103) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Come Dine with Me (#104) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Confessions: Animal Hoarding (#102) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ghost Hunters International (#216-60) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hot in Cleveland (#107) – TV Land @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Man v. Food (#309-30) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Minute to Win It – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Monsters Inside Me (#206) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *New*Mythbusters (#817) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Pros vs Joes (#502) – Spike TV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Psych (#503) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*So You Think You Can Dance (#DAN-722/723) – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Choir (#104) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Real World (#2405-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Toddlers & Tiaras (#309) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Top Chef (#707) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Tosh.0 (#217) – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (#89/409 & 90/410) – TBS @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Work of Art: The Next Great Artist (#108) – Bravo @ 10/9c


Thursday

Thursday is the 90-minute season premiere of Project Runway on Lifetime at 9/8c.

Following that is the series premiere of On the Road with Austin & Santino on Lifetime at 10:30/9:30c. This reality series features the former Project Runway contestants, Austin Scarlett & Santino Rice, as they cross the country finding women in need of a fashion makeover.

Tonight is also the season premiere of Jersey Shore on MTV at 10/9c.

Jennifer Aniston (Friends) & Jason Schwartzman (Bored to Death are two of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.

Matthew Fox (Lost, Party of Five) is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*On the Road with Austin & Santino (#101) – Lifetime @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Premiere*Jersey Shore (#201-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Project Runway (#801-90) – Lifetime @ 9/8c (90-Minute Season Premiere)
  • *New*Ace of Cakes – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Bethenny’s Getting Married (#108) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Big Brother (#1210) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Boston Med (#106) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Burn Notice (#408) – USA @ 9/8c
  • *New*Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files (#103) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Futurama (#607) – Comedy Central @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Mary Knows Best (#103) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Penn & Teller: Bullshit (#808) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Police Women of Memphis (#310) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Rookie Blue (#106) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Royal Pains (#208) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*So You Think You Can Dance (#DAN-722A/723A) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*The First 48 (#163/1020) – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c


Friday

Friday is the season finale of Say Yes To the Dress on TLC at 9/8c.

Following that is the series premiere of Say Yes To the Dress: Atlanta, also on TLC, at 9:30/8:30c. The show takes viewers behind the scenes as each particular and strong-willed bride sets out to find her perfect wedding dress. These southern belles keep the staff on their toes in order to ensure they get exactly what they want for their important day. With high expectations, southern brides are well-informed on their favorite bridal designers and expect each of the consultants to be on top of their game. Bridals by Lori is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and sees roughly 10,000 brides annually. Viewers will get an inside look at one of the largest and busiest bridal salons in the south – Bridals by Lori.

Following that is a new episode of DC Cupcakes on TLC at 10/9c, followed by the season finale at 10:30/9:30c.

Tonight is also the season finale of The Neistat Brothers on HBO at 11:59/10:59c.

Matt Bomer (White Collar) is one of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.

Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Ugly Betty, Jake 2.0) is one of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*DC Cupcakes (#105-30/106-30) – TLC @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *Season Finale*Say Yes To the Dress (#518) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*The Neistat Brothers (#108) – HBO @ 11:59/10:59c
  • *Series Premiere*Say Yes To the Dress: Atlanta (#101) – TLC @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Dual Survival (#108) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Eureka (#404) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Flashpoint (#310) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Friday Night Alright (#129-30) – VH1 @ 11/10c
  • *New*Friday Night Lights (#412) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Glenn Martin DDS (#207) – Nick at Nite @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Haven (#102) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Man, Woman, Wild (#103) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Pillars of the Earth (#103) – Starz @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Outdoor Room with Jamie Durie – HGTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Singing Bee (#317-60) – CMT @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Whale Wars (#308) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *New*Wife Swap (#612) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Your Chance to Dance (#102) – CMT @ 9/8c


Saturday

Saturday is a 75-minute new episode of Being Human on BBC America at 9/8c.

Also on tonight:

  • *New*Being Human (#202-75) – BBC America @ 9/8c (75-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Last Chance Highway (#105) – Animal Planet @ 8/7c
  • *New*Persons Unknown (#108) – NBC @ 8/7c

That’s it! Hope you all have a great week!

— Jenny

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